Former Rep. Patsy Crockett announced this week that she is seeking the nomination to fill the Kennebec County commission seat left vacant by the death of Beverly Daggett.

Crockett, a Democrat who served two terms in the House of Representatives, is a former lobbyist for the Maine Sheriffs’ Association and Maine county commissioners. She is retired from John Hancock Financial Services, where she was an office supervisor. A lifelong resident of Augusta and a Cony High School graduate, Crockett is married to Bob Crockett, former Kennebec County treasurer.

Crockett is seeking to be nominated by fellow Kennebec County Democrats to serve in the position left vacant when Daggett, the first female Maine Senate president, died Sept. 6. Daggett held a seat that represented Augusta, Chelsea, China, Manchester, Sidney, Vassalboro and Windsor.

Members of the Kennebec County Democratic Committee will meet Oct. 21 to choose someone to fill Daggett’s seat. It will then be up to Gov. Paul LePage to approve the nominee, who will serve until December 2016. Voters will elect a new commissioner in November 2016, according to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State.

County Democrats also will choose a candidate for county sheriff at that meeting, following last week’s announcement that Sheriff Randall Liberty is leaving the county to take over as warden of the Maine State Prison.

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